With the less than expected sales for the game, mixed reviews, and drop in price so close to release; a new Opinion Piece asks if the publisher should make a good faith gesture by offering the DLC for free in lieu of refunds of price adjustments for those who purchased the game at or close to launch for full price.
only if it was promised to us beforehand... and it wasn't. i mean buying a new game is a decision you make as a consumer and until the game comes out, you don't really know what to expect. if you want to be responsible and wait for the reviews to come out then you can certainly do that. it could save you from buying a game that rated poorly. therefore its on you to make the purchasing decisions you make and i don't think a studio should owe you anything if the game didn't sell as well or review as high as they wanted. of course every studio wants all of their games to be amazing and of course they are going to hype them up. but thats not an excuse to make bad purchasing decisions or feel owed something.
They already attached death animations to the Season Pass and it's a single player game, what incentive would Striking Distance have to take resources away from bug fixes and working on the future content?
I've done 3 playthroughs day1 owner of standard edition so why would I expect free dlc ? If I didn't buy the deluxe edition.
Games been great imo but then again I'm not a fanny like today's gamers.
Until this game hits like $30 I ain't buying it.
If they did not meet expectations then freebies are the last thing you should expect. Just being real. Early adopters always get screwed it comes with the luxury.